Jamaica has made history after winning the Women’s 4X200m World Relays gold medal for the first time, setting a new Championship record of 1:29.04 at the third staging IAAF/BTC World Relays on its opening day.
The winning team has also won US$50,000. The line-up: Jura LEVY to Shericka JACKSON to Sashalee FORBES to Elaine THOMPSON.
— IAAF (@iaaforg) April 23, 2017
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Team Jamaica won ahead of Germany who finished in a time of 1:30.68, a new season’s best. The US came in third in a time of 1:30.87
More than 500 athletes from all over the world have converged on The Bahamas for the Relays at Nassau’s Thomas A Robinson Stadium. Here is Day 1 schedule:
35 teams competing for US$1.26 million in prize money, the Golden Baton trophy and qualification spots for men’s and women’s 4x100m and 4x400m at the IAAF World Championships London 2017. A US$50,000 bonus will be awarded to the team that breaks a world record.
Action from Nassau’s Thomas A Robinson Stadium will be available to watch across all the IAAF’s Continental Areas via a combination of coverage on the channels of several broadcasters and a geo-blocked live stream which will be available in more than 110 countries.